Monday, February 7, 2011

Note: Weekly weigh-in posts

Future weigh-in results will only be posted at 10-lb milestones, i.e. -100, -110, -120, etc.

Why? I think the weekly weigh-in posts have run their course and I've grown tired of posting them, quite frankly.

People seem to enjoy the recipes and other similar posts. The weekly weigh-ins barely get any hits.

With that said, it's full steam ahead!

Look forward to another recipe this week for a no-bake strawberry icebox pie!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Recipe: Low-carb smoothie

Just wanted to share my latest version of a low-carb smoothie with you. The instructions are pretty simple... throw it all in a blender and process until smooth! Makes one very large smoothie. Can be refrigerated. Just remember to shake or stir it after storing because it will thicken because of the chia seeds.

- 1.5 cups of unsweetened almond milk (flavoured or unflavoured -- just makes sure it's unsweetened)
- 1/3 cup Balkan or Greek-style full-fat yogurt (soft tofu may be subsituted if you're avoiding dairy)
- 1/3 cup unsweetened coconut milk
- 1/2 cup (heaping) of frozen sliced strawberries
- 1/4 cup of frozen or fresh blueberries
- 1 scoop of unflavoured and unsweetened whey protein powder (make sure it's sweetened with sucralose if it's sweetened)
- 1/2 tsp of cinnamon
- 1 tbsp ground flax seeds
- 1 tbsp ground chia seeds
- 1 tbsp greens drink powder (i.e. Greens Plus)
- 6-8 tsp equivalent of sugar substitute (I use 6-8 drops of Sweetzfree)
- 1 tsp of banana extract (optional, but highly recommended)

Enjoy! Feel free to experiment!

If I'm craving sweets or don't feel like making something elaborate, I'll make this smoothie. It's filling and satisfying!

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